Bus accident injures 16

A bus ran into a post along the Anuradhapura-Puttalam road this morning injuring 16 people, the police media unit said.

The accident occurred when the driver of the bus with 19 pilgrims heading to Anuradhapura from Wellampitiya had fallen asleep.

According to the police the pilgrims had sustained only minor injuries.

The driver of the bus was arrested.